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StateWide Assistive Technology, 
Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The Colorado Department of Education’s school-based SWAAAC teams provide multidisciplinary Assistive Technology services to provide students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and full participation in their education and classroom. There are over 60 participating school districts and 500 SWAAAC team members across the state of Colorado.

 

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Registration for SWAAAC Fall Training now open!

This essential full day workshop provides an introduction to coaching; what it is and what it is not. Classrooms are challenging environments and educators are faced with ever increasing demands. Strong foundational knowledge of coaching principles are essential in shaping instructional practices and effecting behavioral change in the classroom. If you work with assistive technology in the classroom, you know the importance of coaching others on implementation yet this important skill is rarely taught. Come and learn how you can be a better coach! Register today!

RESNA ATP Fundamentals Course

RESNA's ATP Fundamentals Course is now being offered online and in-person. Visit their website to see the course schedule and to enroll!

Adapted Rubix Cube

A graduate student at the University of Massachusetts created an adapted Rubix Cube for the visually impaired. Check out this article to learn more on how to make your own!

Upcoming Events

SWAAAC Fall Training - Coaching Fundamentals for Educators
Date: September 25, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus, Fulginiti Pavillon - Gossard Forum
Register today!

The SWAAAC Loan Library contains over 1200 assistive technology devices and resources. Search the catalogue for switches, mounts, AAC devices, adapted curricula, executive function supports, and SO MUCH MORE. Low-tech to high-tech, you are sure to find what you need. If we don’t have it, let us know and we’ll consider adding your requests. Visit the online library to see what's new, learn something new, and be inspired!

Mark your calendar for upcoming meetings, web conferences, and training events!

SWAAAC Fall Training - Coaching Fundamentals for Educators
Date: September 25, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus, Fulginiti Pavillon - Gossard Forum
Register today!

Simplifying AAC in the Classroom to Develop Early Literacy Skills & Assistive Technology Partners Open Lab
Date: September 21, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: SWAAAC Central Office
Register today!

SWAAAC Advisory Committee Meeting
Date: October 15, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: SWAAAC Central Office

SWAAAC Team Coordinator Meeting
Date: October 16, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus, Fulginiti Pavillon - Gossard Forum
 


The Colorado Initiative for Model Practices in Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Technologies (IMPAACT). Explore our videos, pictures, and resources that reflect best practices in Augmentative Alternative Communication.

Resources for parents about assistive technology, accommodations, and more.


 
 

 

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